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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 07:55 AM

38. Mr. Scorpio, one day working with a black guy in the seventies, and we were taking our lunch break.

We went to a restaurant I'd frequented often, good food, and we took our seats in a booth there. Not that I didn't work with a lot of black guys, but this was guy was religious and very sweet.

The help refused to come and take our order. The staff (white) had been attentive and courteous with me every other day.
And they weren't busy or out of food or anything, that day, they just looked at us and didn't move.

We didn't have forever to take for lunch, and after a while, I realized they were ignoring us. I was getting ticked off, said we should leave. He wasn't, just accepted it as part of life. Eventually, and with a bit of attitude, they took our orders and we got our meals. I never returned.

Another guy I worked with got an internship with a company in Japan. He claimed that black employees did better there, because they were prepared to deal with being treated differently as foreigners, having to go through some hoops, instead of the deference that white guys were used to getting here.

I have always marveled at the burden that black men and women bear, without going insane. Honestly, I would not be as nice as most of them I know.

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